The 2017 schedule for the Atlanta Falcons features marquee matches against some of the best NFL teams. The Falcons will play the New England Patriots on the road and two home games against Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills. The Falcons haven’t played the Patriots for nearly two decades. However, their recent success against them has helped them prepare for these matchups.
The Falcons’ young cornerbacks have done an amazing job of drafting new players. As a No. Trufant was injured and suspended for PED, so Collins was the No. 1 cornerback. Once Trufant returns, Atlanta’s cornerbacking corps is poised to be explosive. As a whole, the young cornerback group is in a great position to be a force in 2017.
The Falcons had a 5-0 record in Dan Quinn’s first season and ended up with a 7-9 record. This season, they’ve reloaded their roster, with no major coaching staff changes. The coaching staff will be completely different than last year, as offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has left to become head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. He has also brought in several other staff members.
This season, the Atlanta Falcons will face a challenging schedule. The NFL schedule is set to be released later tonight. The schedule from last year was quite difficult, but the 2017 Atlanta Falcons will be facing more challenging opponents than ever. This schedule includes NFC South teams and NFC teams that finished first in their division. This season’s home and road schedules for the Atlanta Falcons are challenging. The team’s playoff chances will hinge on their ability win the most difficult games on the road.
In 2016, the Atlanta Falcons wore a mixed throwback uniform set. Their pants and tops resembled those of the 1960s. As a result, the NFL has a “one-shell” rule that prohibits the team from wearing red helmets. The team now wears black helmets with the original logo decal. This uniform style has made Atlanta fans a fan favorite since the 1990s.